Spring Is Here
We've been fortunate enough to receive consecutive days of sunny weather the Tongariro looks fantastic, and the fishing couldn't be better. Us Kiwis are noticing more of our Australian brethren out there, so we extend a warm welcome to you all!! And save some fish for us 😉
Since the Tongariro is running low and clear we suggest keeping some natural fly patterns in the tool kit. Yesterday the Category 3 Hare n Copper (CTB) in sizes 14 or 16 paired with either pink or black bead Carpet Caddis in size 12 did the trick.
Folks have been asking where to fish when the pools are full of anglers, and our answer is to fish everywhere in between pools - don't be shy of the sweeping riffles, heads/tails of pools or turbulent water as fish are holding all the way through the river and typically, they are the better fish.
So, the next time you're out fishing on the Central Plateau have a go fishing somewhere new and have a bit of a wander.
Neil with a prime example of the fish you may find in the fast water.
The other day I was fortunate to fish with Ali and Campbell from the Hawkes Bay who spend many a weekend here in Turangi for family time and the fishing opportunities. We started early and the walk upriver failed to bring circulation to the extremities... boy was it cold! Globugs, caddis, hare n copper and Simon's ugly variants all worked a treat.